Sonnox plug-ins are available in many different formats, to add compatibility with as many different professional systems as possible. You can use this guide to determine which format best suits your needs if you're not sure.
If you're not sure which format you need for your plug-in, you probably need Native. All Sonnox plug-ins are available in the Native format and they include installers for the widest variety of applications:
- AAX Native - For Pro Tools users on Windows and Mac.
- VST2/VST3 - For many DAWs on Windows and Mac, including Cubase, Ableton, Studio One, FL Studio and more.
- AU (Audio Units) - Mac only, for Logic Pro X, also supported by other DAWs on Mac
If you require the legacy RTAS format for Pro Tools 10 and earlier, Native is also the format you need - see the HDX section below for TDM support. Please contact our Support team for assistance with legacy systems.
The HDX format provides installers for users running hardware accelerated Pro Tools systems which require AAX DSP. This is also the format needed for legacy TDM compatibility for Pro Tools 10 HD and earlier. If you're not using Pro Tools, or you're not sure if you need HDX, your probably just need Native - you can always upgrade to HDX at a later date for the same price as if you'd purchased HDX initially.
Most of the Oxford range of plug-ins are compatible with HDX, except the Restore suite (DeBuzzer, DeClicker and DeNoiser), Fraunhofer Pro-Codec and the Toolbox range (VoxDoubler, Codec Toolbox). All HDX purchases also include a Native licence.
SoundGrid is an optional add on to a Native or HDX licence, and adds compatibility with any Waves SoundGrid system running from a PC or Mac. SoundGrid is only compatible with the Sonnox Elite range - for more information, please read What is Waves SoundGrid?